March 30, 2014

A Question For My Readers


Did anyone else interpret this post as a sincere anti-catholic screed?



'Cause...it came up.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:10 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Reading comprehension is a problem these days.

No, I thought you made it pretty clear that you were being sarcastic and didn't hate Catholics, and that your "advice" was satirical in nature.

To be fair, the large number of real anti-Catholics out there... well, it makes a lot of Catholics see certain words and react. Those Catholic bloggers who have called themselves "Papists" as part of their shtick have experienced similar grief. And there are always people mistaking fake stories on the Onion or Eye of the Tiber for real news. So occasionally somebody argues that all humor should be stamped out lest we be misunderstood, only to be howled down by those who have senses of humor.

It's sad that people call good evil and evil good, and it's not pleasant to have people do that to you; but it happens (and especially in Lent, when people seem to do crazier things). You have my sympathy.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sun Mar 30 19:42:18 2014 (mpHLh)

2 Some people have such poor reading comprehension that if you quote a Nazi in order to denounce his words, you'll be called a Nazi for quoting him.  And half the time they won't even know it was a quote.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Mar 30 20:33:28 2014 (TJ7ih)

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